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Huge oil depot blaze puts Tripoli under threat

Firefighters on Monday failed to extinguish a blaze at an oil depot on the outskirts of Tripoli, sparking fears of a huge fireball that could cause carnage over a wide area. Duration: 00:35 Jul 28, 2014
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Kashmir decks up for Eid-ul-Fitr celebrations

Srinagar, July 28 (ANI): As the countdown to Eid-ul-Fitr begins, the activities that have contributed to the merry hustle and bustle associated with it gains momentum across Kashmir. Shoppers galore flock at decked up markets to usher in the much-awaited festival. Shoppers in the summer capital of Srinagar thronged decorated markets to do their last minute Eid shopping. Beelines outside confectionary and bakery shops to buy their favourite items were seen across the city. Eid ul-Fitr is also know as "the feast of breaking the fast" and occurs with the sighting of the new moon. Rushing through his Eid shopping in a market in Srinagar, a customer, Peroz Ahmad, said Eid is a big day for everyone and brings joy to every household. It is customary for Muslims to buy new clothes and accessories for the festive occasion. Jul 28, 2014
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Indian Civil Services aspirants meet Rahul Gandhi to air grievances over examination

New Delhi, July 28 (ANI): UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) aspirants met, Vice President of Congress party, Rahul Gandhi, on Monday to seek a solution over the Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT) issue. Aspirants have demanded the scrapping of the current format of the Civil Services Aptitude Test, calling it discriminatory against those with a limited knowledge of the English language. National general secretary of the student wing of Congress party -National Students' Union of India (NSUI), Mohit Sharma, said that they asked Gandhi to champion their cause. The candidates have requested the Congress leader to raise the matter in Parliament. Jul 28, 2014
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Palestinians honour Gaza victims during Eid prayers

Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah participated in prayers marking Eid al-Fitr in Ramallah on Monday later placing flowers in memory of victims of the conflict in the Gaza Strip at the memorial for martyrs in the West Bank. Duration: 01:10 Jul 28, 2014
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Goa Deputy CM apologises for his 'Hindu nation'remark

Panaji, July 28 (ANI): Goa's Deputy Chief Minister Francis D'Souza apologized on Monday for his remark that PM Narendra Modi will develop India into a Hindu nation. He said that Hindu is a culture and he did not prefer to it as a religion. Further, he said that if the remark had hurt sentiments of anybody, he apologise for the same. Jul 28, 2014
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Pakistan must declare Hafiz Saeed as terrorist: Husain Haqqani

New Delhi, July 28 (ANI): Former Ambassador of Pakistan to US Husain Haqqani on Monday said that Pakistan should declare Hafiz Saeed and others of the group as terrorist, like international community who have already declared the same. He said that Pakistan should not think that they will be beneficial for the country in any way and that Punjab and the Pak central government should understand this. Jul 28, 2014
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Muslims mark start of Eid al-Fitr festival

Muslims around the world mark the start of Eid al-Fitr. Afghans pray at the Shah-e Do Shamshira mosque in Kabul while Palestinians celebrate in Jerusalem under the watchful eye of security forces. Duration: 00:49 Jul 28, 2014
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Israeli tanks patrol Gaza border during lull in fighting

The UN Security Council Monday joined US President Barack Obama in calling for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza, after Israel and Hamas ignored calls for a truce despite mounting civilian casualties. Duration: 00:33 Jul 28, 2014
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Smashing the glass ceiling at a Paris 'palace' hotel

Decked out with Baccarat crystal chandeliers, Carara marble and Gobelin tapestries, Paris' palace hotels have a tradition of "art de vivre" -- and have long been dominated by men. Duration: 02:11 Jul 28, 2014
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Muslims in Gorakhpur prepares clothes for kanwarias thus showcasing communal harmony

Gorakhpur, June 28 (ANI): India is a land of festivities, and every occasion symbolizes the brilliance of communal peace among the people across the nation. One such occasion where the ethos is visible is during Kanwar Yatra, a pilgrimage dedicated to Lord Shiva, where the devotees known as Kanwarias fetch holy water from Ganges River to offer it to Lord Shiva. During this occasion, Muslims of Gorakhpur from northern state of Uttar Pradesh, make apparels and accessories for their Hindu brothers who participate in this Yatra. Once the garments are ready they are sold in the market. Jul 28, 2014
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A Hindu devotee maintains shrine of Sufi Chandsa Baba in Midnapur displaying communal harmony

Midnapur, June 28 (ANI): Throughout India many people cross religious and communal lines to promote peace and harmony within their communities. One such individual is Chamat Kumar Setua, a Hindu caretaker of a Sufi saint, Chandsa Baba's shrine. Starting out as a businessman and disciple of Chandsa Baba, Chamat Kumar Setua built the shrine himself in honor of the saint after Chandsa Baba's death in 1980. He has spent the last 34 years maintaining the premises of the shrine single-handedly, and promoting peace and harmony among Hindus and Muslims in the region. Chamat Kumar Setua's undying devotion to Chandsa Baba's legacy has made him and the shrine a symbol of communal harmony across the region. Jul 28, 2014